After 14 years of touring and having released 6 CDs it is time to look back for a short moment! Finnish harmonica wizzards of SVÄNG do so with their new album HAUPTBAHNHOF (main station) and present some new recordings from their extensive repertoire of nordic dance grooves, tangos and balkan rhythms. But only favourite tunes of audience and band were considered worthy to be re-performed in the sudio!
HAUPTBAHNHOF contains 13 all time favourites – from the very first composition Jampparaleele to Liikkuva Linna, the arrangement of the moving waltz from Japanese anime movie Howl´s moving castle.
The album also includes a special surprise: I´m gonna meet my mother in glory. Sung by Eero Turkka, this breaks for the first time ever the principal of Sväng to publish only music played on the harmonicas solely. Now this very much beloved encore song can be finally found on an album!
It would not be SVÄNG if there couldn´t be found also musical look into the future. HAUPTBANHOF also presents three new – future – all time favourites. Eero Turkka composed a kopanitsa (a bulgarina traditional dance in 11/16 rhythm), Jouko Kyhälä contributed a finnish polska. And Eero Grundström decided to arrange John Williams beautiful Hedwig´s theme from Harry Potter.